Otto Duke papers

Otto Duke papers

Dates: 1919-1975

Collection documents Duke's professional activities in the field of mining engineering between 1919 and 1975, and includes articles and reports, research and financial data, blueprints, machinery descriptions and project specifications, and correspondence. It also includes personal papers which document his education, involvement in academic and religious organizations, travel brochures and stationary, postcards, and assorted family correspondence, also dating from 1919 to 1975.

  • Extent: 3 oversize folders (0.9 linear ft.). -- 5 cartons (5 linear ft.). -- 27 boxes (13.5 linear ft.)
  • Creator: Duke, Otto, 1899-1983
  • Call Number: MSS 1536
  • Repository: L. Tom Perry Special Collections; 20th Century Western & Mormon Manuscripts; 1130 Harold B. Lee Library; Brigham Young University; Provo, Utah 84606;
  • Access Restrictions: Open for public research.
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Conditions of Use
It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain any necessary copyright clearances. Permission to publish material from the Otto Duke papers must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services and/or the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Board of Curators.
Preferred Citation
Initial citation: MSS 1536; Otto Duke Papers; 20th Century Western and Mormon Americana; L. Tom Perry Special Collections, Harold B. Lee Library, Brigham Young University. Following citations: MSS 1536, LTPSC.
Custodial History
Donated by Duke's son Melvin after his death in 1983; transferred from his home in Salt Lake City.
Acquisition Information
Donated; Melvin Duke; 1984.
Other Finding Aids
Inventory available in repository.
Related Material
See also the John M. Boutwell papers (MSS 1647) and the Robert Gorlinski collection (MSS 998).
Subject Terms
Duke, Otto, 1899-1983--Archives; Agriculture and Natural Resources; Mines and Mineral Resources; Mining engineering
Genre / Form
Articles; Blueprints; Letters; Reports
Processing Information
Processed; John Murphy, curator, and Amanda Clark, student processor; 2008.
Appraisal Information
20th Century Western and Mormon Americana; collection details in part the mining history and practices of the Western United States.
Finding Aid ID Number
Finding Aid Title
Duke (Otto) papers
Finding Aid Author
Finding aid prepared by Amanda C. Clark
Finding Aid Creator
This finding aid was produced using the Archivists' Toolkit 2010-12-07T15:37-0700
Finding Aid Language
Finding aid written in English in Latin script.
Biographical Info:

Biographical History

Otto Duke (1899-1983) was a mechanical engineer in the West.

Otto Duke, 1899-1983, was educated in Mechanical Engineering at the University of Utah. He worked as an instructor in that program in the 1930s, and later served as the secretary-treasurer of the Intermountain Alumni Association of the Theta Tau fraternity there. During his career in mining engineering, Duke worked with numerous mining companies,including the United States Smelting, Refining, and Mining Co. in Alaska, Chicago, and the western states; F.C. Torkelson Co. in Colorado, Utah, Arizona, and Alaska; Utah Construction and Stearns-Roger in Tucson, Arizona; Allis Chalmers, Traylor Engineering and Manufacturing, Columbia Steel Co., and Geneva Works; as well as the U.S. Naval Supply Depot in Clearfield, Utah.

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Curator - 20th Century Western & Mormon Manuscripts